Jennifer Brady collected her first career WTA title blasting past Jil Teichmann 6-3, 6-4 in the Lexington final Sunday.
The 25-year-old Brady never dropped a set nor surrender more than four games in a set.
“It feels great to win my first title,” Brady said. “There’s only one winner each week, so walking away with the trophy for the first time, at home in America, I’m really happy.
“I’ve always wanted to win a WTA title, and everything I ever imagined turned out to be reality.”
While Teichmann was a perfect 2-0 in WTA finals entering, Brady was appearing in her first tour title match.
“Before I walked onto the court, I knew I had to believe I could win, otherwise playing the match wouldn’t have even made sense,” Brady said.
Brady’s also known for reaching the fourth rounds at the 2017 Australian and US Opens. But them slumped badly thereafter. She’ll now reach a new career high ranking of No. 40 which puts her in position for a possible US Open seeding.
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